gideon has 13 bags of timothy cubes at his disposal...and he damn well better eat them cuz we are soon reaching a critical juncture with him. janice gave him a small mix of sweet feed and the broodmare/foal pellets tonight and he seemed to really like them. he didn't eat it all but he ate a fair bit.
it is pretty wonderful how time and time again, when one of our guys really needs something, various people always find some way to come thru for them!!!!
i had some trouble with his antibiotic injection today..like i tried to give it in his butt muscle and i could not get the freaking thing in! i finally after trying twice with A LOT of pressure, switched up to his neck muscle and the needle easily slipped in. someone's gotz a tough old butt!
anyway... tonight i am not going to worry..gideon will decide if he wants to eat and keep going or not. he has the best of feeds available, he has his favorite fresh apples and pears and bananas..plus he has decided he likes fig newtons and now he has his timothy cubes all soaked and soft and right next to him.
ultimately this is his decision...you can lead an anciently old horse to water BUT....
please don't let there be a but gideon..be a good shining white knight and eat.
here is another thing i might need some help with..i want to get gideon a portable grazing pen so we can put him safely down in the lower pasture with all of that wonderful grass and can move the pen around to fresh grass when needed. but i need to keep him safe from climbing the hills or walking around on the cliff hanging paths..hence the portable horse pen.
.. i found one on line for $1100 and i can scrape tht money together for him BUT..it is from the states, and they will only ship it as far as sumas..we would have to go to the sumas warehouse to get it and i can't cross the border (cuz i still haven't gotten that god damn border crossing card.) is there someone with a pick up truck who is comfortable with cross border shopping and custom declarations to go get it, take it thru customs (i will pay the duty) and deliver it here? the panels are very light (26 pounds each)..there are (7)-10 foot panels in total so not heavy load but awkward because of the panel's length.
if so, please let me know and i will order it for gideon. once ordered and paid for...it would be here in about three days or so.
oh hey! i can see someone in the barn camera with his nose in the timothy cube bowl..oh shit, he just moved away.
i can see ziggy has just turned the barn lights on...he is such an odd little donkey.
ok..i am not going to sit here all night watching the lights go on and off or getting excited and then depressed when gideon moves to and from his feed bowl...that will drive me nutz.
hot bath... lush bath bomb..and by the way....thank you very much to the sneaky new bath bomb fairy.